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The Killers Ready 2015 Christmas Single Dirt Sledding
Nov 25, 2015 1:36pm | StereoGum
The Killers Ready 2015 Christmas Single Every year for the past nine years, the Killers have released a Christmas single, and this year's no different. The band's readying a new one called "Dirt Sledding," as mentioned in this Las Vegas Weekly profile of former tour manager and current Killers music video Santa Ryan Pardey: A deranged Santa walks up to … More »

Animal Collective streaming their new album in a Baltimore airport right now (due out Monday?)
Nov 25, 2015 1:24pm | Brooklyn Vegan


Animal Collective had been saying their new album is on the way, and though they've yet to announce it officially they're actually streaming it on loop on the radio in Baltimore's BWI Airport RIGHT NOW (seriously). BV writer Tatiana Tenreyro was in the airport and Shazamed it, which revealed that the album is called Floridada and is due out on Monday, November 30 (screenshots above, larger ones below). The full text on the cover says, "Tired of the waa waa? Visit the everywhere place! Dip yourself in Floridada."

Update: As a commenter points out, Avey says the album is not called 'Floridada,' just one of the songs.

Avey Tare's cousin and comedian Matt Baetz is also in the airport and posted an Instagram:

@aveytare_voiceofthefly is it just me or did I hear the NEW animal collective record at, of all places, @bwi airport ??? Hehehe @anmlcollective #bathroomacousticsrock

A photo posted by Matt Baetz (@mattbaetz1) on Nov 25, 2015 at 9:00am PST

Avey's sister Abby Portner commented an emoji on it, and then Avey Tare responded with his own pic:

A guide to NYC holiday concerts and events
Nov 25, 2015 1:23pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Christmas Roundup

It's that time of year again. Like "All I Want is Christmas is You," holiday shows in NYC are omnipresent. We've already posted about NYC Hanukkah shows, now here's a roundup of just about everything else.

Darlene Love is playing four "Love For the Holidays" shows like last year at BB King Blues Club on December 20, 26, January 2 and 16 (tickets). Another Phil Spector associate, Ronnie Spector, is doing her annual Christmas shows this year at City Winery on December 22-23 (tickets).

India Arie is doing a Christmas show at Irving Plaza on December 15 with Johnathan Reynolds, and tickets for that show are on sale now.

There are also plenty of options for your holiday burlesque needs. Le Poisson Rouge is doing a few Christmas burlesque shows: Burlesque-A-Pades: Sleigh Ride on December 12 (tickets) and It's A Hot Pink Christmas on December 20 (tickets). Elsewhere: The burlesque troupe Wasabassco is putting on a late "Holiday Season Spectacular" at City Winery (tickets). Wassabasco will also be at Bell House on December 4 for a 70's themed Christmas show (tickets).

Mariah Carey is doing a run of holiday shows again this year at the...

Animal Collective Are Debuting Their New Album At The Baltimore Airport Right Now
Nov 25, 2015 1:10pm | StereoGum
Animal Collective Are Debuting Their New Album At The Baltimore Airport Right NowOver the past week, Animal Collective have been teasing their new album, which they finished recording back in July, on their Instagram account. Their latest dispatch featured the cryptic hint "ItsintheAirifyoucanFindit" and today, through a series of a few more Instagrams, it's been revealed that the Baltimore-Washington International Airport is currently playing … More »

Animal Collective are debuting their new album at BWI Airport right now
Nov 25, 2015 1:08pm | Cosequence Of Sound

With 47 million Americans expected to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, it seems like an airport might be a good venue to kick off a publicity campaign. Animal Collective are inclined to agree.

As members of the band’s Reddit account have uncovered, it appears Animal Collective are currently debuting their new album over the speakers at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Mat Baetz, the cousin of band member Avey Tare, wrote on an Instagram, “Is it just me or did I hear the NEW animal collective record at, of all places, @bwiairport ???” Baetz’s post was subsequently liked by Tare, who then posted on his own Instagram a photo of an airplane along with the caption “YouFoundUs?”

@aveytare_voiceofthefly is it just me or did I hear the NEW animal collective record at, of all places, @bwi airport ??? Hehehe @anmlcollective #bathroomacousticsrock

A photo posted by Matt Baetz (@mattbaetz1) on Nov 25, 2015 at 9:00am PST

@mattbaetz1 YouFoundUs?

A photo posted by DP (@aveytare_voiceofthefly) on Nov 25, 2015 at 9:56am PST

In a second Instagram post, Baetz wrote, “The album is worth the trek and can be heard best in the bathrooms some observation areas pre security...

MOJO's Top 50 LPs of 2015
Nov 25, 2015 1:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Mojo Mag

Like their sister magazine Q, the folks at MOJO are fans of Julia Holter's Have You in My Wilderness, naming it 2015's Album of the Year. (It is a fine, fine choice.) For a magazine that usually has a Beatle on the cover twice a year, MOJO's albums list feels pretty contemporary, with Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Sleaford Mods, Sufjan Stevens and Bill Ryder-Jones all making the Top 10. Don't worry, there's room for Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Paul Weller, Boz Scaggs and and other classic artists on the list, too. Check out MOJO's whole Top 50 Albums of 2015 list, below...

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Travel Tunes For Thanksgiving Adventures
Nov 25, 2015 12:49pm | CMJ

It’s the busiest travel day of the year in the U.S.A. Hence, all us poor suckers are sweating to death among the huddled masses rushing home for a deep-fried turducken dinner and a drunken political argument with elderly relatives who don’t understand why you aren’t married yet. But we’re thankful for that warm plate of […]

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Stream the Excellent Pile EP from Denver Newcomers Panther Martin
Nov 25, 2015 12:48pm | My Old Kentucky Blog

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We are pretty hung up on a recently released EP, Pile, courtesy of Denver newcomers Panther Martin (yes, named after the fishing lure company). Comprised of Davey Weaver, David Pierpoint, Evan McCandless, and Dan Bombard, they take various incarnations of rock over the past decades and mold it into a no-nonsense sound that they have described as “precise and careless at the same time.” Their 4-song proper debut EP (previous release was a split) offers just enough to leave you feeling satisfied, yet hungry for more from a band you should probably keep an eye on. Give it a listen below.

PILE by Panther Martin

Santas Dabbing On 2 Chainz Ugly Christmas Sweater
Nov 25, 2015 12:47pm | StereoGum
2 Chainz ugly christmas sweaterAt his online store, 2 Chainz is selling a line of what he's calling "ugly Christmas sweaters" and sweatshirts. Some of them are just regular Christmas sweaters, except with two chains knitted into them. And some of them feature Santa Claus doing the dab dance. You will not find any better ridiculous holiday gear … More »

FULL SCREEN: Tanya Tagaq gets your blood pumping in Aorta
Nov 25, 2015 12:44pm | Chart Attack
Full Screen is our rumination on the remarkable music videos of the day. Today, Tanya Tagaq uses her breath to make us breathless, Slim Twig bowls in period dress, and Maylee Todd ascribes to the Robyn school of loneliness.

Tanya Tagaq, "Aorta"

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Tanya Tagaq's newest song and video is a rush of blood, breath, breathlessness, art, nature, life and death. Through growls and screams, inhales and exhales, and the words "kill or die" repeated, she creates maybe the most intense, visceral sensation ever borne of a room full of frescos. The video places her (in a similar dress to what she wore for her still-unbelievable 2014 Polaris Prize performance, within a mausoleum of works from the Emanual Vigeland Museum in Oslo, Norway.

"The frescos depict life from conception to death," says Tagaq. "This penetration of the unsaid philosophies of life in conjunction with the outstanding acoustics of the room has inspired my own work since visiting there in 2002. Hopefully we encapsulate the darkness and the light to his liking.

Tanya Tagaq will play a special Polaris Prize concert with Owen Pallett at Massey Hall on Tuesday, December 1.

Maylee Todd, "Lonely"

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In the new Maylee Todd video, dancer Minae Omi ascribes to the...

Dave Chappelle announces Chicago residency
Nov 25, 2015 12:35pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Since returning from self-imposed comedy exile in 2013, Dave Chappelle has remained busy. He headlined, somewhat controversially, the 2013 installment of the Oddball Festival, which he followed up last year with a star-studded residency at Radio City Music Hall. In September of this year, he embarked on an extensive US tour.

Next week, Chappelle will continue his comedy comeback when he descends on Chicago for a six-night, 12-show residency at Thalia Hall. Taking place between December 1st and 6th, the docket includes two shows each night. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, November 28th at Noon CST.

Dave Chappelle 2015 Tour Dates:
12/01 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (early show)
12/01 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (late show)
12/02 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (early show)
12/02 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (late show)
12/03 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (early show)
12/03 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (late show)
12/04 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (early show)
12/04 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (late show)
12/05 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (early show)
12/05 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (late show)
12/06 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (early show)
12/06 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (late show)

Q Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2015
Nov 25, 2015 12:34pm | Brooklyn Vegan


British music mag Q just put out their latest issue which has Coldplay on the cover and also includes their Top 50 Albums of 2015 list (not including the new Coldplay album, which isn't out yet). It's got a lot of the bands that the UK press tends to favor more than the American press (Palma Violets, Wolf Alice, Years & Years, Slaves, Everything Everything), tons of the stuff we'll probably see on most lists (Tame Impala, Sufjan Stevens, Kendrick Lamar, Courtney Barnett), and a few surprises.

Check out the full list below...

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PREMIERE: Torontos Witch Prophet sets the mood in style with Architect Of HeartBreak
Nov 25, 2015 12:18pm | Chart Attack
Single Illustration by Robin Eisenberg.

Novembers got me raw already but today may reach paralysis level emotion (not for the first time, dont worry) with the newest offering from 88 Days Of Fortunes Toronto-based music & media collective.

In elegantly produced (via Vanilla) Architect Of HeartBreak, Torontos Witch Prophet probes deeper into the "Hotline Bling" dangerzone, keeping the ringer on while Stas THEE Boss (THEESatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces affiliate) opens the track with a guest verse as troubled voices swirl in the air. Then Witch Prophet/Above Top Secrets Ayo Leilani is alone, like me on November nights when Im trying to get shit done and the past is weighing heavy.

Despite its misleading chill Leilanis tearjerker reminds me that music and memory both exist as ghosts, floating through the barriers I put up until I find myself staring at a mole like a bee sting on my left wrist, core slightly and pleasantly numb, one step closer to whole but I should have just made some tea and sat with my mope in the first place because look at the mess Ive made of my phone case, picking it apart like so many losses have tried to do to me.

Whether or not Leilani is in favour of giving in to the sway of emotion radiating from a too-quiet, outdated iPhone 4, shes at least set mood in style on this lonesome hip hop / soul / ghostwave single.

Look out for Witch Prophets debut full-length The Golden Octave in mid-2016, ...

Premiere: Listen to the Dreamy New Song All The Outs Are Free from Dear Tracks
Nov 25, 2015 12:10pm | My Old Kentucky Blog

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Grand Rapids four-piece Dear Tracks have a new EP, Soft Dreams, coming out February 26th. It will be available on limited edition 10″ vinyl, Mint Green via Track and Field Records and Violet via Furious Hooves, on a small run of cassettes and digitally. We have the first track from the release titled “All The Outs Are Free” bringing to mind the now defunct Smith Westerns. Laced with tight guitar melodies and hanging synths, the comedown song feels right as the moment the sun starts to fade on a vibrant day. Spin it below.

David Bowies new album was also inspired by Death Grips
Nov 25, 2015 12:05pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Earlier this week, we learned that David Bowies forthcoming studio album was inspired by Kendrick Lamar and the MC’s experimental approach to music.

“We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar. We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didnt do a straight-up hip-hop record,” longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti explained to Rolling Stone. “He threw everything on there, and thats exactly what we wanted to do. The goal, in many, many ways, was to avoid rock & roll.

It seems the Compton native isn’t the only progressive act to influence Bowie’s new LP. A new article in Uncut magazine (via Pitchfork) notes that the Thin White Duke also took a cue from Death Grips — yes, the outfit known for its brash, industrial hip-hop and all-around DGAF attitude in terms of NSFW artwork, cancelled tour dates, and surprise albums.

The same Uncut piece also reports that Bowie references the Boards of Canada cut “Alpha and Omega” on a  song entitled “Somewhere”. Additionally, the tracklist features “Lazarus”, which is also the name of the off-Broadway production he’s co-writing and contributing new music to.

, which also includes percussion from LCD Soundsystems James Murphy, is due out on January 8th.

Below, revisit the accompany sho...

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